Comic Review: Suicide Squad #5 (DC Comics)

Issue #5 begins with our team and Waller discussing the black vault containing General Zod that they recovered last issue. No thinks it’s a good idea and no one knows […]

Issue #5 begins with our team and Waller discussing the black vault containing General Zod that they recovered last issue.

No thinks it’s a good idea and no one knows what it really is or how to control it. As everyone is distracted The vault ‘calls’ to Harley and she wanders over to touch it regardless of the fact that Captain Boomerang disintegrated when he did the same. Deadshot grabs her before she can make contact and when she flips him they face off until Waller gives them a reminder of the bombs in their heads and their role in the squad.

June Moone is painting in her cell and talking to Waylan (Killer Croc) about their shared interests (no really) and connects over the fact that neither of them wants to eat the other one. Most of the squad are in the canteen with Hack trying unsuccessfully to volunteer to join and team up with Harley while Flag Waller and Harcourt are looking over the scientists trying to keep Zod under sedation with the hope of making him part of the Suicide Squad. While Hack is eating her spoon goes mental and someone (Probably Zod) starts speaking to her and leads her to a room full of graffiti.

Back with Flag and he is losing his patience with Waller after losing a team member and isn’t happy that Waller and Harcourt want to use the person that did it.

The origin story this issue is Hack and how she grew up from the slums dreaming of being Harley Quinn and how after being forced to work for a gang she suddenly became able to change matter into a digital version which set her on her way to be a supervillain.

Another awesome issue with some real thought going into the relationships in the squad, Harley, and Deadshot with their weird flirting and June and Waylan with their even weirder situation.

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement